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Allison L. Smith

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

A beachfront estate in a tropical oasis.

13 Reviews
Sleeps16
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms6
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Turks & Caicos Villa Rental Photos and Description

This beachfront villa boasts 5 suites, 6 baths, a game room and stunning views.

Location and Arrival:

“Simply the Best, Villa" is an incredible tropical getaway. Once you arrive on Providenciales, you will ferry to North Caicos. The ferry ride is a scenic and relaxing 30 minutes in turquoise water that words just can't describe. Along the way, you will enjoy the sights of uninhabited islands and lush, tropical landscape. If you like, grab a cocktail and take along for the ride. From the North Caicos Yacht Club and Marina, the villa is about one minute away by car. Upon your arrival, our Villa Manager, Regine will greet you and escort you and your guests to the villa.

The villa is located on secluded North Caicos, allowing you tranquility and relaxation. When you are ready for some activities, Regine will be happy to assist you with any excursion and activity arrangements.

Parrot Cay is 300 - 400 ft. from the villa. This is the A-list hangout and a second home to celebrities such as: Britney Spears, Bruce Willis, and Donna Karan, just to name a few. There is a boat that goes back and forth from North Caicos to Parrot Cay.

Our Story:

"Simply the Best" was our family home for many years and is now our vacation hideaway. We’ve decided to share it as a vacation rental so you can enjoy it too. We love our home very much and we love North Caicos. We hope our home brings you as much happiness as it’s brought us.

The villa was built after searching over 8 miles of beachfront. We walked countless hours between the Parrot Cay Channel and Whitby Beach. As the largest developers on North Caicos, we had hundreds of acres and miles of beach to choose from to build our dream home. We chose the calmest beach in North Caicos, which was very important to us, as we had small children when we started building. We also lived there full-time and the beach has always been a very important part of our lives (daily walks are a must). We have conch, lobster, starfish, rays, dolphin, the occasional whale, and beautiful fish right in our backyard.

“Simply the Best” is situated on over an acre of beachfront and has hundreds of trees in the garden. We love to be outside just enjoying the natural beauty that’s in abundant supply here. The views are second to none.

Amenities:

“Simply the Best” has 5 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. The bedrooms all have flat screen televisions and DVD players. One bedroom has a king bed, 3 have queens, and one has 2 sets of bunk beds that will sleep 4 (we use them for the kids when they have slumber parties.) There is another set of bunk beds under the stairs in the game room. All the bathrooms are wall-to-wall granite or marble, as you would find in a 5-Star hotel. The floors in the rest of the house are either travertine or bamboo. No expense was spared in the construction of our home. Details include: 12’ ceilings, 8" solid core doors, Anderson windows, Etc. If you appreciate luxury, this will be your 'home away from home.

The game room and wet bar will accommodate large groups or parties. Pool, ping pong, air hockey, and even the classic arcade favorites: Galaga, Ms. Pac-Man, and Frogger, are ready to entertain. We have hundreds of DVD’s and the main TV has cable(2 of the TV’s are 65”.) We have wireless internet even though it’s better to just forget it’s available sometimes…

The dining area is right next to the kitchen and seats 6. The kitchen has a massive bar area that also seats 6, so 12 can dine in the same general area.

The roof has the most amazing view you can imagine. It also has a bar area, bathroom, outdoor shower, etc. It’s a great place to get that “all over tan” or star gaze at night with someone you love. We have many fond memories of this spot.

The pool is what you would expect to find at a resort - not a private home. It’s the size of 6 normal residential pools and is sure to bring you many hours of enjoyment as it has for us. We have tons of luxurious outdoor furniture for lounging, soaking up the sun, etc.

Services:

Grocery Service:

For the cost of goods plus a small fee, Regine will have the villa stocked with your desired food and beverage items upon your arrival. Restocking is also available as needed. This service takes a lot of stress off our guests and allows them to start relaxing the second they arrive. Rather than making a mad dash to the grocery store, Regine can have the home stocked for you.

Chef Services:

Chef services are available, please inquire.

Rental Cars:

Regine can assist with rental car arrangements. We can have one waiting in the driveway upon your arrival. Rental car providers are listed on our website on the page titled "The Islsands." The link on the left side of the page will direct you to the websites. If you choose to rent a car you can drive both North and Middle Caicos.

Activities:

An evening out, dinner reservations, fishing, diving, snorkeling, rentals, excursions, and guides, whatever you desire,... we are here to make it happen.

No request is too large or small, we are here to make your vacation 'Simply the Best!'

The Islands:

North and Middle Caicos are the largest, most scenic, and most photographed of the Turks and Caicos Islands. North Caicos is called "The Garden Island" because of the lush, tropical landscape, and is home to some of the best snorkeling and diving in the world.

Middle Caicos is know for it's caves. Both islands offer incredible snorkeling and diving because they are away from the crowds on Provo. Of course you can always snorkel, kayak, fish, and catch fresh lobster right in the back yard!

The nearest town is Whitby. There you will find local restaurants, groceries, etc.

Our goal is for your vacation experience to be the "Best" you've ever had. If there is something you desire, need, want to do, we will make the arrangements for you. We sincerely hope that you will choose 'Simply the Best' as your place to recharge and we promise to go above and beyond to make your vacation spectacular!

If you have any questions please call or Email us. We are here to answer any questions you may have and will go above and beyond to ensure that you have the vacation that dreams are made of. Thank you for the opportunity to share our amazing villa with you.

We also have an amazing villa next door that sleeps 16 guests. By renting both homes combined, you will have luxury, beachfront accommodations for 32 people. Perfect for large family gatherings, corporate retreats, and large gatherings for friends and family. search the listing number 785488 on VRBO.

We also have six upscale bungalows available for rent just a mile up the beach. Each bungalow will sleep 4 and is loaded with amenities. They are just a 5 minute walk from the beach and are a perfect location for large groups and events. They offer the opportunity for everyone to stay close together while still offering the luxury and privacy of your own bungalow. The bungalows are in close proximity to the Villa and rent from $1,300 a week. Please visit our bungalow listings at:

#491292, #491998, #492002, #492001, #492003, #492005.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Allison L. Smith (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Allison L. Smith

We've been in the Turks and Caicos for 12 years now. We were the first developers on North Caicos and one of the largest developers in the country. If you come to North Caicos you will be coming through our marina and yacht club. We've been the largest employer on North Caicos (at one point employing more than 120 locals) and enjoy an impeccable reputation in the community. Once upon a time I was a rockstar but now prefer being a father and family man. Not all rock stars spend their lives on stage; some it seems, turn into real estate developers. 

We first came across the Turks and Caicos 12 years ago when I was planning on buying two acres on the main island of Providenciales for personal use. A quest for greater privacy drove us toward North Caicos where we fell in love with the beautiful garden island. I am now the largest land owner on North Caicos and my partners and I are responsible for creating The North Caicos Yacht Club project, as well as building the first bridge in the country. 

Allison L. Smith purchased this villa in 2004

Why Allison L. Smith chose Turks & Caicos

“Simply the Best” was our family home for many years and we’ve recently decided to share it so others can enjoy it too. We love it very much and we love North Caicos. We hope that it brings you as much happiness as it’s brought us.

“Simply the Best” was built after searching over 8 miles of beachfront. We walked countless hours between the Parrot Cay Channel and Whitby Beach. As the largest developers on North Caicos, we had hundreds of acres and miles of beach to choose where to build our dream home. We chose the calmest beach in North Caicos, which was very important to us as we had small children when we started building. We also lived here full time and the beach has always been a very important part of our lives (daily walks are a must). We have conch, lobster, star fish, rays, dolphin, the occasional whale, and beautiful fish right in our backyard.

“Simply the Best” is situated on over an acre of beachfront and has hundreds of trees in the garden. We love to be outside just enjoying the natural beauty that’s in abundant supply here. The views are second to none.

“Simply the Best” has 5 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. The bedrooms all have flat screen televisions and DVD players. 1 bedroom has a king bed, 3 have queens, and one has 2 sets of bunk beds that will sleep 4 (we use it for the kids when they have slumber parties). All the bathrooms are wall-to-wall granite or marble, as you’d find in a 5 star hotel. Floors in the rest of the house are either travertine or bamboo. No expense was spared with 12’ ceilings, 8’ solid core doors, Anderson windows, etc. If you appreciate luxury, this will be your home away from home.

Our on-island Villa Manager, Regine, will help you with any arrangements you may need or desire during your stay at the villa. Regine can arrange outings, activities, help with transportation arrangements, and equipment rental.

Regine also offers grocery service for the villa. Please inquire.

What makes this villa unique

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The game room and wet bar will accommodate large groups or parties. Pool, ping-pong, air hockey, and even the old arcade favorites, Galaga, Ms Pac Man, and Frogger are ready to entertain. We have hundreds of DVD’s and the main TV has cable. (2 of the TV’s are 65”) We have wireless Internet even though it’s better to just forget it’s available sometimes…

The dining area is right next to the kitchen and seats 6. The kitchen has a massive bar area that also seats 6, so 12 can dine in the same general area.

The roof has the most amazing view you can imagine. It also has a bar area, bathroom, outdoor shower, etc. It’s a great place to get that “all over tan” or star gaze at night with someone you love. We have many fond memories of this spot.

The pool is what you would expect at a resort - not a private home. It’s the size of 6 normal residential pools and is sure to bring you many hours of enjoyment as it has for us. We have tons of luxurious outdoor furniture for lounging, soaking up the sun, etc.

The home gym is complete with Precore full body work station, chin-up bar/dip station, full set of dumbbells. With the Precore work station you can get a full body workout. The beach and roof top patio are great locations for yoga enthusiasts.

As we’re big believers in the power of pictures we have a web site.

We hope to have you as a guest and if you have any questions please call us or send an email. Thank you for the opportunity to share our special home with you.

Reviews

4.9
based on 13 traveler reviews

A beachfront estate in a tropical oasis.
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews
5

beautiful, peaceful,amazing

  • 5 of 5

Simply the best is truly the best. The home is amazing we had 15 adults and had plenty of space. The pool area leading to the beach was incredible. We felt like we were staying in a small hotel. Regine was most accommodating. She was always available and very friendly and helpful!!!! She had our house stocked greeted us at the dock with an island snack and always made sure we were ok. Allison the owner was wonderful as well. Anytime I emailed her she responded within the hour.

Thank you again for an awesome vacation home!

sherry

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sherry, Thank you for your kind review. We appreciate you and your family allowing us to host you. It was a pleasure to have you as guests and we would love to have you visit again! Warm regards, Allison
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5

Beautiful Home & Private Beach! An Amazing Experience!!!

  • 5 of 5

My mother, two of her best girlfriends and I set off for Caicos in search of a unique and relaxing getaway. We found paradise while staying in this beautiful home accompanied by its own private beach. The entertainment options were endless from enjoying the massive game room to snorkeling and kayaking in our private bay to exploring the island and sampling the local fare. We are all desperate to return and we have recommended this fantastic house and location to all of our friends and family. This was an experience that my mother and I will never forget. We are counting down the days till our next return to paradise!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! We are thrilled to hear you all had a wonderful time and hope that you will visit us again, soon! Warm regards, Allison
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5

Really is the best!

  • 5 of 5

Allison and Regine,

Thank you both so much for the once in a lifetime vacation!

Simply the Best is just that and so much more. This multi million dollar home would look at home in South Beach or Beverly Hills and it's on (quite possibly) the most beautiful place on earth. If it gets better than this we certainly haven't been there.

We had 14 people in our group and none of us ever wanted to leave. The kids went from the beach, to the pool, to the game room, and back - all day, every day!

The adults enjoyed private rooftop sunbathing (clothing optional), long romantic walks on the beach, and rooftop star watching with lots of champagne.

Allison made reservations a breeze and Regine was attentive, professional, and always there when called upon.

We can't recommend Simply the Best enough. We are coming back next year for two weeks! If you have the opportunity to stay at this incredible beachfront sanctuary - do it!

John and Mary

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear T's, Thank you for your kind review and for taking time to share your travel experience. We really appreciate it. We are so glad that you and your party had a fabulous time in paradise. It's hard to describe the beauty of the area. Words just don't do it justice, as you know. We appreciate you choosing "Simply the Best" as your tropical getaway and would love to have you all back, in the near future. Warm regards, Allison
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5

Repeat Vacationer - Love It - Will Return Again

  • 5 of 5

Please refer to my review from last year to see all the amazing features of this property.

We have vacationed here for two years in a row and have decided to make this a regular yearly thing. The pool, beach, and gameroom provided a never ending supply of activities for everyone.

The 4 luxurious private bedrooms (with ensuite baths) and 6 bunk beds provide the perfect rental for 4 families (with kids).

As with last year Allison provided a response to our rental inquiry within an hour.

As before, Regine was the perfect hostess providing everything we needed. Her arrangements to have the gardener provide us with fresh coconuts from the yard, introduction to the local Friday barbeque, and arrangements for a baby sitter were representative of the "above and beyond" commitment shown to us.

Anyone looking for the perfect vacation will find it here.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Herbert, Thank you for your kind review. We are so glad that you and your family chose "Simply the Best Villa" as your tropical destination - again! You are wonderful guests and we realize that there were many options for you to choose from. We are honored that your family decided to to return to our villa and we look forward to having you again! Warm regards, Allison
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5

It is truly SIMPLY THE BEST - private, secluded, remote and WONDERFUL

  • 5 of 5

Staying here is truly a fantastic "get-a-way". Our family of 13 adults and 2 toddlers was absolutely wonderful. Regine, the house manager, greeted us at the ferry and transported our luggage to the front door of the villa. We walked the short distance (less than 3 city blocks) from the ferry to the villa.

We were thrilled to find the villa was just as pictured and described. We had preordered our groceries and found them neatly shelved in the pantry. It was very easy to settle into the relaxing vacation that we had planned. Comfy mattresses, nice linens, completely stocked kitchen, 100's of DVD movies, ceiling fans EVERYWHERE!

The pool is quite large, and we spent MANY HOURS in the pool. (not a deep pool - 3' to 5') but provides shade or sun if desired. The short walk to the beach is lined with conch shells. The BEACH IS THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE HOUSE. The "break" (where the ocean waves roll) is a mile from the sand, so there are NO WAVES on the beach. We rented paddle boards from Surfside Academy on Providenciales (they delivered) and the smooth water made them very usable. The shoreline is a combination of stone and sand, and is absolutely beautiful. You can see people on the beach of Parrot Cay but that will be the only people you will see on the beach. I have yet to find a photo that does justice to the view from the beach. The two double kayaks got ALOT of use. BEAUTIFUL SUNSETS every night. The basement of the house was a huge hit with everyone. It is impossible to get bored with so many toys.

North Caicos has very limited tourist, so there is VERY LIMITED services. NO SOUVENIR SHOPPING. If you are looking for a crowd, stay somewhere else. NORTH CAICOS IS FOR THOSE OF US THAT WANT TO GET AWAY FROM IT ALL

SCUBA DIVERS - We arranged a private charter from Surfside Academy. Morgan and here crew picked us up RIGHT ON OUR BEACH and it was awesome!

PHOTOGRAPHY - Paradise Photography provided excellent beach photos of the family. can't do sunset photos due to the ferry schedule :(

CHEF - Merrica from MyDee's did awesome for us!

Some things that are important to know: Once you leave the villa, conveniences disappear. Groceries are very limited. House wifi is sufficient to keep you connected, but I would not consider it fast. If you plan to visit Parrot Cay, reservations are REQUIRED. Daniels Cafe requires a reservation for dinner (otherwise they are closed)

BEST VACATION EVER!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Barbra, Thank you so much for your lovely review! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your vacation experience with others. Reviews are such an important part of a trustworthy vacation rental. We love our home and are thrilled to hear that you and your family thoroughly enjoyed your time at "Simply the Best" Villa. You were wonderful guests and we hope that you will keep us in mind for future travels to North Caicos. All the best, Allison
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A great summer break

  • 5 of 5

The goal of our trip was a family get away and included several teenage boys. The location was perfect - my cell phone never rang. We swam, fished, dove for conch, went sight seeing, kayaked, tennis and relaxed. The water was beautiful. The kids enjoyed the game room. The pool was nice. Because the island is not particularly populated, well stocked stores are not prevalent and I would highly recommend getting the food shopping service from Regine - she's awesome - and going out to eat every night can get a bit pricey with a large group of teenage boys. Best food was at "My Dee's Place" and "Daniels Cafe". Dedrick at "One Stop Sporting Shop" is the man to see for fishing and diving.

The property manager Allison was easy to reach and very helpful. Tried to make everything smooth.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jeff, We are thrilled to hear that you all had a wonderful vacation and enjoyed so many of the activities and sites that the island has to offer! IWe appreciate that you all chose "Simply the Best Villa" as your home away from home and took the time to share your experience with us. We hope that you will visit us again soon. Warm regards, Allison
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Map

Flamingo Pond
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Providenciales (PLS)
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Provo Golf Club.
Nearest Beach
In the back yard...literally!
Car: recommended

This stunning villa is located on one of the most secluded islands in the Turks and Caicos Islands. The villa is situated on over an acre of beachfront that offers sugar white sand and turquoise water, all with an abundance of lush tropical landscape. You will truly feel as though you are on your own island, away from it all...

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Rates & Availability

North Caicos Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 19 2016
3 night minimum stay
$12,500
 
 
Holiday Season
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$15,950
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$11,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning Fee $400 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Thank you for your interest in "Simply the Best Villa."

Sincerely,

Allison L. Smith
Property Manager of Caribbean Holdings
(806) 683-7166
allisonsmithtci@yahoo.com

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Turks & Caicos Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 8000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , bidet , 2 sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Shower inside or outside... (2 separate showers)
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 6 -
  • All baths are wall to wall granite or marble as found in 5 star resorts.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 bunk bed , Total of 4 bunks
  • There is a third set of bunk beds under the stairs in the game room. For additional sleeping, the villa has a full size air mattress available and upon request, a crib is available.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Grocery service is available for an additional fee, please inquire. The villa can be stocked with your desired food and beverage choices upon your arrival. Restocking is also available as needed. There is no request to large or small. We are here to make your vacation,...'Simply the Best!'

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